Brian Balkus,M-Cross Country,Freshman,Ashford,(Thru Oct. 15)

Brian Balkus,M-Cross Country,Freshman,Ashford,(Thru Oct. 15)

Freshman Brian Balkus of Ashford has moved up to No. 2 on the team the past two races, clocking a time of 29:41 Saturday at the Connecticut College Invitational at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. Balkus placed 121st overall in a field of 282 (top 43 percent), running at a 5:59 pace over the 8,000 meter course. Balkus ran third on the team in the first two meets of his career, then moved up to second Oct. 7 at the James Earley Invitational following an injury to classmate Maxwell Chace.